7 Things to Know About Immunotherapy for Cancer
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Immunotherapy: A Unique and Powerful Weapon Against Cancer

Together, advances in immunology research and cancer detection paved the way for modern immunotherapy for cancer, or immuno-oncology. Starting in the 1990s, laboratories generated special types of therapeutic antibodies to target breast cancer and lymphoma. Now, monoclonal antibodies and other immunologic therapies are available for many types of cancer, and the list is growing. If you or someone you care about has cancer, it’s worth learning more about this powerful anticancer treatment.

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